Wine and Cheese Charity Art Auctions with artists we have met on Royal Street, arts
and craft fairs, and vacations is what Sabrina and I dream about. Today and throughout the
construction of Lato A.C.D., we will give 10% of our net profits to artist, small business and
people in need through crowd funding sites like kick-starter, and gofundme.
At this point 10% donated per month does not much help, however, I imagine us with a
fifteen square foot warehouse bringing in a million a year. That’s almost $10,000 a month
pulling people out of dead-end jobs and employing the unemployed, while bringing you their
It hurts me that Lato A.C.D. is not a high volume storage unit buyer with a 10,0000 square
foot warehouse now, because we would give it to the Boston bombing victims on
The first dreams with a new business is always your future life. Doing the things you
love to do while getting paid for it. Once you realize that everything is going to be ok, that
your family is going to be living their dreams, you start to look back on your life at all the
times when you had friends and family in crisis with no resources to help. At least not in
comparison to your heart’s desire.
In mine and Sabrina’s first year together, we lost my dad, her uncle, and a sixteen month
old little friend who died in a house fire. Those challenges were key directions for us in the
dream to get married and is now one of the primary reasons to choose storage auctions and
hand crafting items as a profession.
Toys will go to “Toys for Tots”, coats will go to “Pat’s coats for kids”, and while no one can
replace loved ones or even family pictures and heirlooms, we will have the resources to help
with household essentials. We will have business social networks ( yes that’s you!) to help
with almost anything.
If medical bills are of a concern, our hand forged wrought iron decor, hand sewn dresses,
and oil paintings, ( when auctioned off at a benefit), will be just what the doctor ordered, or
charged.(same difference). 🙂
When our church has charity auctions and when high schools have charity auctions, we
will paint oil paintings, forge wrought iron, and design and craft dresses and jewelry. Many
of our donations will be one of a kind items. It will not be often because we only crowd fund
the laymen of new mediums and first time collections.
However, some church and school auctions will début never before seen creations. The
buyer of that creation will be the true owner of the very first solo of that treasure. Not the
funders of the following kick-starter project. The Kick-starter funders will get the best price t
hat we will ever sell it for.
After Sabrina and I save the world, after we see our parents enjoying their grandkids in
their dream retirements, it will be our turn to party. We will stop whining and truly get to
start wining. Instead of spending our cheese on Boston Marathon victims, we will spend it on
cheese in France and Italy.
For now are backs are against the wall. Our heads are in the clouds, and our hearts are in
Boston. Help us get ourselves together. Go to www.gofundme.com and give to the person or
group of your choice, now please.
If you are reading this after the year 2013, go to gofundme or kickstarter or buy your special
treasure from us remembering that 10% of our profits are going to crowdfunding projects..
Thanks for reading!
Stephen Mark Lato
April 24th, 2013